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Recent Testimonials received by our caterers, Darius and Gill from The Courtside Bistro, and our Functions Manager, Cheryl Eade:


13 January 2017
"Ideal for a family gathering, great atmosphere, food and service.  Beef was fantastic and it's nice that we can take the food home once we were full!  Thank you."
 
Mary K
- Ipswich
11 December 2016
"93rd Birthday Party...It was my first visit here and what a delicious meal and such generous portions.  The chefs, Darius and Gill, came and spoke to us, excellent cooks and delightful hosts.  Thank you and your staff for a very enjoyable lunch.  A smashing afternoon and a little gold mine...1st place in Ipswich...Gold Star.*
  
Mariah P
- Needham Market
19 November 2016
"Just wanted to say a huge thank-you for making Steven’s 50th party so great.  Please can you also say a big thanks to all the staff working that evening as they were all very friendly and helpful.  The Catering was fantastic and we have received lots of really good comments on the wonderful buffet."
  
Angela & Steven D
- Ipswich
24 September 2016
"Thank you so much for the lovely catering and brilliantly targeted food for children (5th Birthday Party).  A great mix of some healthy and traditional party food.  We all had a wonderful time!  Nothing was too much trouble - a potentially stressful afternoon made easy by you all.  Thank you."
 
Heather M -
Ipswich
14 September 2016
"On behalf of all the Woodbridge Friends of St Elizabeth Hospice a massive thank you to all at Ipswich Sports Club for all your help in our recent Tennis Tournament...you even provided the most marvellous weather!!!  Thank you for your generosity in allowing us to use the courts, the lunch was absolutely delicious and thank you to Cheryl for all your help...brilliant!!!  We raised £644.00 for the Hospice which we are so thrilled with.  Thank you from us all."
  
Jenny F on behalf of Woodbridge Friends of St Elizabeth Hospice -
Ipswich
8 September 2016
"To Darius, With so many thanks to you and your staff for the delicious meal yesterday.  The service was very efficient.  With thanks from members of the Bridge Club."
  
Bridge Club Members
3 September 2016
"We're here to celebrate Irene's 90th Birthday and we've had an absolutely fabulous time.  We appreciate how tremendously hard everyone has worked to make this day special.  The buffet has been outstanding and absolutely scrumptious.  The staff have been warm and welcoming making the function room feel like a home from home.  From the bottom of our hearts a hugh thank you from all of Irene's friends and family for marking this special day, fabulous."
  
Rudland Family -
Ipswich
21 August 2016
"Just wanted to thank you for all your help and assistance in the arrangement of my wife's party/BBQ.  Can you please also pass on my thanks to Zibby for the wonderful food and to Jenny and her team behind the Bar for their excellent service and help in ensuring things ran smoothly during the afternoon.  I now that a number of guests were impressed both with the food and teh venue."
 
Nigel S -
Ipswich
6 August 2016
"Hi Cheryl, well, a massive THANK YOU doesn't cover it!!  We had a fantastic party and none of it would have been possible without you and the wonderful staff at your Club.  I have had so many compliments about the awesome food so please, please will you give my thanks to Darius and his team.  Also the Bar staff were brilliant - we wanted for nothing all the way through.  I'm so glad I thought of you for the venue - it was all perfect and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a party venue.  You, yourself, have been amazing with your help and organisation - a slick operation all the way through.  I cannot praise you all enough or thank you all enough!"
 
Beverley N & friends - Ipswich
3 July 2016
"Dianne, Elizabeth and Stephen...along with myself would like to say a big thank you to Cheryl and Holly for preparing the Function Room in such a lovely way for Grans 90th Birthday party...and Jenny and the other Bar staff who assisted with the decorations and for their service behind the Bar.  A tremendous thank you to Darius, Zibby, Gill and the full kitchen team who worked tremendously hard to present an outstanding buffet that was enjoyed by everyone.  I know the kitchen team had had an exceptionally busy weekend...so well done to them.  Every guest thoroughly enjoyed themselves especially Gran who didnt' have a clue about the party.  It was so special to see Gran laugh and cry so much.  A couple of guests visiting the Club for the first time were so taken with the all round friendly warmth of the staff and the settings they may be interested in booking the Function Room...Thank you once again..."
 
"I would just like to say a very sincere thank you to all the staff involved in helping to make my mum's 90th Birthday Party such a success.  Cheryl for organising and for making the hall look great, also all the Bar staff; and as for Darius and his team, the buffet was absolutely superb!  I have never seen such a fantastic buffet before and all the guests said the same.  Darius, you did us proud, you have won gold!  We will definitely spread the word.  Again, thank you so much."
 
Sonia C & family - Ipswich
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dianne G
- Ipswich
21 April 2016
"We came to say goodbye to our Mum, we could not ever have wished for more, the service - more than excellent, as for the food, well it was amazing, so much choice, so much of it and we even took some home, Mum's dreams came true!  Cannot thank you all enough, the food was amazing!  Thank you."
 
"What a fantastic spread of food, you did my Mum proud.  Turned a sad occasion into a family reunion.  Thank you for all you have done."
 
Alison H & family - Ipswich
9 April 2016
"My 60th Birthday - Salsa Reunion...all, and I mean everybody, said how fantastic the food was.  SO GOOD that some people are booking their party at the Club.  Thank you Darius, Gill and team for making my 60th a memorable date."
 
Alonso, Susan P
& family - Ipswich
23 March 2016
"We held our ED Quiz very kindly in the donated hall.  The service from the staff at the Bar and in the Kitchen was phenomenal!  We thank you so much for all your hard work in making this evening run so well.  The food was amazing and there were all empty plates.  Everyone was so accommodating!  Thank you so much."
 
Emergency
Department -
Ipswich Hospital
10 March 2016
"Dear Gill & Team, thank you for a brilliant spread for Eric Sloane's wake.  I have never seen so many sausages!  You've done the family proud.  We will recommend you to others.  Look forward to seeing you on a Tuesday or Sunday."
 
The Sloane Family - Ipswich
7 March 2016
Letter of thanks for a recent Luncheon at the Club from The Canal Zoners Suffolk Branch.
  
The CZ Veterans Association
19 January 2016
"Dear Gill, Darius and Team, thank you all so much for the absolutely fantastic spread that you created for us for our party.  The food was stunning, both to look at and to eat.  The dressed salmon were fabulous and the fresh frut was mouth wateringly delicious.  Providing food of that quality for over 100 guests is truly amazing.  We were so proud to be able to boast that you are part of our sports club.  We have had so many positive comments regarding the food - no one went home hungry!  Thanks again xx."
 
Pam & David M, friends & family
- Ipswich
17 December 2015
"The service was 10 out of 10, food 10 out of 10 above expectations.  Would recommend you to anyone wanting high quality food and service."
 
Dale Hall Primary School - Ipswich
6 December 2015
"On 6 December, 30 guests enjoyed a successful party at the Sports Club.  The combined efforts of Cheryl, Gill, Darius and others made it a memorable day.  The food and attention to detail were outstanding.  We are pleased to recommend this facility to others looking to have a good time with lots of good food!"
 
Peter K
- Ipswich
15 November 2015
"Yum!  Very delicious and great value.  Thank you very much."
 
"Thank you for a very good experience, the food and hospitality excellent."
 
"Thank you for a lovely party - food was lovely, as was the help!"
 
The Stewarts
- Ipswich
8 November 2015
"The food, as always, was excellent.  Catering for a vegan function (Baby Shower) is always difficult, but you were superb.  Even the non-vegan guests loved the food, thank you."
 
"Fantastic variety, catered very well for my diet and all of the guests commented on how delicious it was!  Lots of colour and tasty fresh food.  Thank you."
 
Sally J
- Ipswich
 
 
Saskia J
- Ipswich
11 October 2015
"Thank you so much for the way you set up the room and let us decorate the way we did (bunting).  The food was delicious and a fantastic service."
 
Jayne & Ben
- Ipswich
11 October 2015
"Great service and a fabulous selection of food for our Christening party.  Thank you to everyone for making it a wonderful afternoon."
 
Alice & Rob
- Ipswich
4 October 2015
"The perfect Sunday Lunch with perfect hosts.  We will be back and look forward to more delicious meals.  Thank you so much."
 
Francesca & Peter
- Ipswich
22 September  2015
"Fabulous selection of food for my Mother-in-law's wake; staff very friendly and acoommodating.  Thank you all very much."
 
Stephen & Shirley C
- Ipswich
13 August 2015
"Thank you so much for your hospitality and welcome.  The food was delicious, the service was fantastic.  Thank you."
 
Penny F
- Ipswich Vineyard Church
 
11 August 2015
"Wonderful food, beautifully presented as usual.  Thanks from the family for making our Mum's wake less stressful knowing we didn't have to worry about the food.  Many thanks to you all."
 
Gina & Patrick S
- Ipswich
9 August 2015
"Thank you, the food was excellent and so well presented, beyond our expectations, and loved the cheese board and the pork.  Many thanks."
 
Steve & Ally
- Ipswich
8 August 2015
"A very enjoyable celebration meal, with good service; compliments to the Chefs!  Would certainly recommend you to others."
 
Sylvia K & Jane R
- Ipswich
6 August 2015
"Thanks very much, the food was lovely, lots of choice, staff very friendly and helpful.  I would definitely recommend Ipswich Sports Club to family and friends."
 
Mr & Mrs A Smith
- Ipswich
4 August 2015
"Thank you very much for the lovely food at our Dad's wake.  The wide selection of different foods looked lovely and tasted delicious.  There was plenty for everyone.  The staff were very pleasant and friendly.  I would definitely recommend Ipswich Sports Club to friends and family."
 
Odette B
- Ipswich
1 August 2015
"Many thanks to all at ISC for the use of your facilities to enable us to hold our Casino Night & BBQ Charity Event...we raised a superb £400.00 for EACH.  A massive thank you to Gill and Darius for their help in putting the menu together and their absolutely fantastic food.  We had 'too many to mention' compliments on how delicious all the food was. "
 
Karen & Richard C
- Ipswich
31 July 2015
"Thank you for such a delicious meal.  The fish was superb!  We are living back in the UK ow but have been in South Africa on the coast (Durban) for the last 30 years and love our fish!"
 
Julia & Chris H
- Ipswich
28 July 2015
"Thank you so much for a lovely wake for my Great-Grandad, you have been so helpful in organising the room for us.  The food was lovely and tasty.  Thanks again for helping us give my Great-Grandad a good send-off."
 
Kirby/Thyng's
- Ipswich
23 July 2015
"Just wanted to thank Darius and his assistant for a lovely meal on Thursday night.  We did spring it on him last minute with 13 of us wanting food, but as always, the food was up to his usual generous tasty standard and everyone was full of praise and compliments for their meals.  We would also like to thank Amy for organising a lovely table for us.  We would like to say how efficient she is on Reception and an asset to your team.  Thanks again, we all really enjoyed Sally's Birthday meal at the Club."
 
Ivan C & Sally S
- Ipswich
19 July 2015
"A fabulous 80th Birthday celebration for my family and friends.  Starting with a delicious Afternoon Tea for the adults and finishing with a children's meal of chicken nuggets, chips and cake.  The staff are so friendly and cater for everyone's needs.  All my guests commented upon what a super spread it was.  A truly special time fo rme, one I will always treasure.  A big thank you..x"
 
Janet A
- Ipswich
18 July 2015
"Thank you to all the fantastic staff for being so accommodating.  Our Summer Party was a huge success and that was largely down to Cheryl, Darius and Gill.  We were treated to a fabulous Paella - you should ALWAYS make Paella - all our guests commented on the tasty food.  The Bar Staff were friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble - thanks to Andrew for helping us move the furniture.  We felt that the team worked with us and understood our requirements and were helpful and flexible.  We will be telling everyone about the great facilities and wonderful staff!!  Thank you!!"
 
Nisha G - c/o
St Margarets
Primary
School PTA
- Ipswich
17 July 2015
"Wonderful buffet lunch, lots of different dietary requirements and was very thought out and presented, lovely staff as usual, very attentive and very professional.  Thank you.  xx"
 
Theresa P
- c/o Fit Club &
John Le Vay
Cancer Centre
- Ipswich
28 June 2015
"Thank you for a wonderful Afternoon Tea.  It made for a wonderful Baby Shower for my friend.  Everyone had a great time and loved the wonderful food.  Thank you!  xx"
 
Rachel L
- Saffron Walden
18 June 2015
"Food awsome!  Excellent selection, catering for everyone - so accommodating.  Thank you so much."
 
 
NHS Clinical Commissioning Group - Ipswich
15 June 2015
"Darius and Gill, thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful spread.  It was very well presented, tasted just as good and al the guests were very appreciative of the food and venue.  Well done to everyone and once again a very big thank you."
 
Shirley F
- Great Blakenham
6 June 2015
"Darius certainly knows how to feed the 5000!  The food is stunning - Darius is very accommodating, cannot rate this food highly enough...so much food.  Darius is such a nice guy...always thinking about his clientele.  Cannot recommend this guy highly enough."
 
Deborah N
- Ipswich
3 June 2015
"After-match refreshments were excellent and very, very well presented, very tasty and it was all a credit to you.  Thank you very much."
 
"I am a coeliac and lactose intolerant and I was catered for magnificently."
 
Warwickshire O70's County Ladies Tennis Team
5 May 2015
"Thank you so much for the lovely spread of food you provided for our family and friends.  We chose you, Darius and Gill, as we knew everything would be exceptional and it was.  Thank you."
 
The Howell Family
- Ipswich/Essex
30 April 2015
"Our visitors were so impressed with the venue and have asked us to book all our meetings here!  We will definitely use the Club as much as possible as all our needs were met, especially the lovely healthy buffet.  Couldn't have asked for more from the helpful staff."
 
Ipswich & East
Suffolk CCG (NHS)
20 April 2015
"On behalf of myself and the rest of the team, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team (Cheryl).  The venue was great and the food was really lovely.  We will definitely recommend you to others and be sure to use you again if we have any more events."
 
Kershia E
- ASDA Ipswich
29 March 2015
"We had an Afternoon Tea Party to celebrate my Birthday and had a wonderful time.  The food was superb with a tasty selection of sandwiches and cakes.  Sausage rolls and scones went down a treat too!!  Everyone said it was absolutely 1st Class.  Well done Darius, Gill and staff.  We'll be back."
 
Sue & Jim M
- Ipswich
29 March 2015
"We all really enjoyed the meal, the food was delicious and served up promptly - nice and hot.  The staff were very friendly and helpful."
 
"Just want to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Cheryl and all the staff at the Sports Club.  We had an excellent evening.  The food was very good as was the service.  The room looked lovely and all the ladies really enjoyed themselves."
  
Dalesbridge
Ladies Club
 
Beryl F
Dalesbridge
Ladies Club
- Ipswich
28 March 2015
"Brilliant, perfect!  Just what we wanted.  Food was fantastic, all homemade and tasted scrumptious.  My sister said "Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Very well looked after by the team too!!""
 
Rachel L
- Ipswich
24 March 2015
"Another fantastic "Meal Deal", great value and quality, thank you!"
 
Vanessa P
- Ipswich
24 March 2015
"Gorgeous roast - thanks very much."
 
Wobies & Marshes
- Ipswich
15 March 2015
"Amazing vintage high tea party for my parents' 60th Diamond Wedding Anniversary.  Everything was perfect, nothing was too much trouble.  All the 50 guests enjoyed it.  Thanks so much!"
 
Mick & Brenda G
- Ipswich
15 March 2015
"Fabulous Mother's Day Afternoon Tea.  Delicious food and fantastic service, would highly recommend to our family and friends.  Thank you very much.  Naughty but nice!"
 
Kirby Family
- Ipswich
15 March 2015
"Double thumbs up, tasty food."
 
Fairchild Family
- Ipswich
15 March 2015
"Very tasty Afternoon Tea enhanced by the pretty crockery!  Thank you."
  
Parrish Family
- Ipswich
15 March 2015
"Fabulous treat for Mother's Day Afternoon Tea.  Delicious sandwiches and cakes, wonderful, friendly and efficient service, and we love the crockery too!  All very special.  Thank you."
 
Goodwyn Family
- Ipswich
15 March 2015
"A lovely Mother's Day Afternoon Tea.  All the food was delicious and service impeccable as always.  Thank you."
 
Osborne Family
- Ipswich
15 March 2015
"Absolutely fabulous sandwiches, cake and tea.  Had to take home a 'doggy bag' (also provided) as we couldn't finish the delicious cakes.  We will be back!!"
 
Vera & Bob G
- Ipswich
1 March 2015
"Well done and thank you.  Amazing food and beautifully decorated, thank you."
 
James E
- Stowmarket
28 February 2015
"Fantastic spread of food, very accommodating and friendly staff, couldn't do enough for you.  Will definitely recommend."
 
Angela E
- Ipswich
28 February 2015
"Wonderful food, great room and very very helpful staff.  Could not have asked for more!  Thank you!!!"
 
Dom S
- Ipswich
8 February 2015
"Thank you for the lovely food at our daughter Matilda's 2nd Birthday.  There was plenty to go round and the adults also got to enjoy too!  Many thanks."
 
Dan & Laura B
- Ipswich
13 December 2014
"Lovely party; lovely helpful staff and smashing food.  Thank you for everything."
 
Ali S
- Ipswich
26 November 2014
"Thank you so much for the wonderful buffet you provided for us on my Dad's funeral.  It means a great deal to us all."
 
Janet S
- Ipswich
21 November 2014
"Top notch steak and lamb!  You can't get a better value meal in Ipswich.  The Meal Deal is second to none!  Mmm...yummy!"
 
Monsey/Morton
- Ipswich
19 October 2014
"Lovely atmosphere, one of the best lunches we have had for a long time.  Thank you so much to all the staff.  We hope to come back some time."
 
East Suffolk Sunday Lunch Club
1 October 2014 "Thank you so much for such a lovely welcome.  Food was brilliant and staff helpful and friendly; it made a difficult day much easier."
David B
- Ipswich
 
17 September 2014 "Just amazing - delicious meal - absolute stars!  Thank you so very much, it was a brilliant lunch."
Jenny F
- Woodbridge
 
12 September 2014
"Fantastic meal, thank you very much."
"Great food, service and company."
Jeff A - Ipswich
 Margaret & Colin B
- Ipswich
7 September 2014
"Thank you so much, we've had a wonderful time.  Amazing food, great staff and lovely venue."
 
Ipswich Vineyard Church
6 September 2014
"C'etait vraiment delicieux et vraiment bien presente - le gateau a l'orange est un succes - Bravo!."  "Excellent food!  Bardzo smaczne!  Superb orange cake!  Really enjoyed it!"  "Absolutely lovely food - but AMAZING chocolate orange cake!!"
 
Essex County Ladies 60's Tennis
31 August 2014
"Thank you for making my son's 5th Birthday Party such a success - the food was brilliant and so much of it!  Everything was made so easy by having our party here - thank you."
 
Kathryn S
- Ipswich
31 August 2014
"Fantastic spread of food, wonderfully prepared and presented.  Thank you Darius and Gill for everything."
 
Phil W
- Ipswich
30 August 2014
"Thank you for a lovely day, wonderful food and the service has been excellent!  Would definitely book again!"
 
Factfair Ltd
17 August 2014
"Very good food - excellent!  Well done."
"We were looked after fantastically well.  All who attended (approx 40) were very complimentary, thanks Darius and Gill.  Much appreciated.  Until next time!"
 
Roger G
- Ipswich, Men's Masters Hockey
15 August 2014
"Please pass on our thanks to your Club for hosting my partners 70th Birthday on 15 August.  From the food which was awesome to the Bar Staff who were on the night and Teresa for all her help in blowing balloons getting it ready, a BIG THANK YOU.  I will certainly recommend you to my friends."
 
Linda
- Ipswich
8 August 2014
"Our company BBQ (for approx 40 people) was very well catered for by Darius & Gill.  Excellent food, more than we could eat.  Tremendous value for money.  Vegetarian guests very well catered for, cannot praise this spread highly enough.  Would definitely arrange to use this venue and caterers again.  Thank you, enjoyed by all!"
 
Getech Ltd
7 August 2014
"What an amazing spread for our Wedding Buffet, far more than we could ever have expected, 1st Class, thank you very much."
 
Chris & Wendy
20 July 2014
"BBQ for my wife's 30th Birthday - 36 people - thank you for some fantastic food.  Quality & Quantity!  Many of our guests have taken the time since to contact us and say how impressed they were with all the food."
 
Chris M
- Kesgrave, Suffolk
19 July 2014
"To Darius, Gill & Team, thanks so much for helping to make our party such a success.  The food was fantastic, the service first class and so friendly.  You provided us with everything we asked for and much much more.  Amazing :)"
 
Mick & Tracey R
- Ipswich
16 July 2014
"The smoked salmon was excellent, as was the steak, Hunter's chicken, succulent choice of specials offered a wide scope.  Everything was well presented, of high quality, the service was attentive, largest array of condiments ever seen!!  Thank you Gill & Darius."
 
P.O.G.S
Ladies Golf
15 July 2014
"Your hospitality has been fantastic.  The steak meal was delicious and in over 30 years of matches, is without doubt the best ever, many thanks."
 
Cheshire Over 75's Tennis Team
12 July 2014
"My daughter's 5th Birthday Party - the food was amazing and the quantities produced were spot on.  The presentation was superb and I would fully recommend them."
 
Richard & Lindsay S
- Ipswich
11 July 2014
"Just a quick note to say a big thank you for letting us have the BBQ on Friday, 11 July 2014.  Everyone had a great time and I must say the food was very nice and there was plenty of it!  Darius was correct when he said no one would go home hungry.  I would be grateful if you would pass on our thanks and appreciation to the staff who were brilliant."
 
Alex M
- Ipswich
9 July 2014
"What a lovely Birthday Lunch - it was delicious and so beautifully presented."
 
June M & Jo R
- Ipswich
5 July 2014
"An excellent evening - 48 people who were all very complimentary on all the food.  Many thanks for all your hard work."
 
Ann & John W
- Ipswich
30 June 2014
"AMAZING!  The steak is the best I have ever had.  John and I are so glad you have come to our Club, we will be eating here often now."
 
John & Sue M
- Ipswich
26 June 2014
"A delicous feast - the best we have ever had at the Club.  Many thanks."  "Lovely food - very well looked after."  "Thank you very much, your food is excellent, excellent."
 
Dorset & Suffolk Ladies 60's Tennis
22 June 2014
"Excellent party for a group of 12 eight-year olds!  Lovely food - very good value and yummy for both children and parents!"
 
Sharmila G-W
- Ipswich
21 June 2014
"Lovely themed Vintage Tea Party for mum & dad's 80th Birthdays!  Beautiful food, lovely warm scones, quality food, well presented - perfect."
 
Avril & Heather
- Somersham
15 March 2014 "My 50th Birthday was made so successful because of the attention to detail by staff before, during and at the end of a great night at Ipswich Sports Club!  The catering was excellent and the venue served the diverse nature of my guests so well.  Thank you."
Cath P
- Ipswich